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ACG NY Names New Chairperson, President and Executive Vice President

September 09, 2016, 07:23 AM

ACG New York, the largest association of middle market deal making professionals in New York, announced the election of Heidi Deiner as Chairperson, David Hellier as President, and David Acharya as Executive Vice President, effective September 1, 2016.

"I have been honored to serve as President of ACG New York the past two years and look forward to working with David Hellier and David Acharya in my new role as Chairperson," Deiner said. "ACG New York is driving meaningful change to address the needs of our deal making, transaction advisory and value creation members. The middle market is becoming even more competitive and we are focused on delivering content and a deal making environment that is relevant and focused on quality business interactions."    

David Hellier, Partner at Bertram Capital, a private equity firm targeting investments in lower-middle-market companies, succeeds Heidi Deiner, Director of Business Development for Murray Devine, a valuation advisory firm with offices in New York and Philadelphia. Deiner, the first female Chair of ACG New York in its 62-year history, replaces Martin Okner, Okner, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of New York-based management and marketing consulting firm SHM Corporate Navigators.

"I am honored to assume my new role as President of ACG New York and to lead its 1,000-plus members of the middle market M&A community," Hellier said. "Under the leadership of Marty and Heidi, our organization is squarely on the path to remain at the forefront of our industry as the largest of ACG's 59 chapters. I look forward to capitalizing on our momentum to make ACG New York the ultimate vehicle for M&A professionals to build lasting relationships that drive middle market business forward." 

ACG New York also elected David Acharya, a Partner at AGI Partners LLC, a lower middle market focused private equity firm, as Executive Vice President. Acharya was previously ACG New York's Vice President of Programming.

"ACG New York has truly become the authority on middle market growth and deal activity in New York and I am honored to join the organization's executive committee," said Acharya. "As Executive Vice President, I look forward to building upon ACG New York's achievements to date as we chart our exciting future."

The board reappointed Warren Feder, Partner at Carl Marks Advisors, as treasurer and Maureen McCarthy, Principal, Law Offices of M.W. McCarthy, as its secretary. Terms of office for the President and Chairman are two years, the board positions are three-year terms.

ACG New York, Inc., the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the largest association of middle market deal making and corporate professionals in New York, with more than 1,000 members across all industry sectors. ACG New York facilitates long-term relationship building, driving middle-market growth. ACG's members are focused on investing private capital, which benefits the pension funds held by municipal workers, fireman, policeman, health workers and others that provide years of service for the public good.

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